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Law and Ethics for Psychologists

1.  Which did not play an early role in the development of psychology as we know it today?
A) Psychoanalysis
B) The development of statistics
C) World War II
D) Operant conditioning
2.  Sanctions which the Board of Psychology can impose include
A) surrendering your State License and all other State Licenses.
B) requiring that additional classes be taken.
C) requiring the temporary surrender of one's license to teach at a university.
D) require that researchers meet ethical criteria.
3.  If you are contacted by the State Board of Psychology about a complaint from a patient
A) they are acting in your best interest and should be treated as such.
B) do not answer any questions in writing or on the telephone without consulting an attorney.
C) there is no real cause for concern if you know you have done nothing wrong.
D) they generally want only clarification of your techniques.
4.  You can only be sued for malpractice if
A) you have violated an ethical code.
B) you have violated a legal code.
C) you have not violated a legal or ethical code.
D) All of the Above
5.  Continuing Education is required in response to new problems psychologists face in their practice.
A) True
B) False
6.  Your State Board of Psychology is designed to protect
A) psychologists of all sorts.
B) the professional clinical psychologist.
C) the consumers of psychological services.
D) the practice of psychology.
7.  Psychologists are not only governed by APA but also by the State Board of Psychology in which they are licensed.
A) True
B) False
8.  The Board of Psychology can require you to surrender you license for ethical and/or legal violations.
A) True
B) False
9.  It is important to note that regardless of your behavior a patient may decide to sue you for malpractice.
A) True
B) False
10.  To be sued successfully for malpractice in a civil court, the patient must prove that you have breached the standard of care.
A) True
B) False
11.  Confidentiality is the responsibility of
A) the patient.
B) the psychologist and all office and billing staff.
C) the family of the patient.
12.  In the Tarasoff case, Tarasoff is the
A) psychologist.
B) patient.
C) victim.
D) prosecutor.
13.  Patients, under HIPAA have a right to see their notes within 5 days and have access to a copy of their notes within 15 days.
A) True
B) False
14.  Patient records should be kept in locked containers except when in use.
A) True
B) False
15.  All therapists who use electronic transmission of files must be HIPAA compliant.
A) True
B) False
16.  As of January 2007, Psychologists are required to keep notes on their patients for 7 years after the conclusion of treatment.
A) True
B) False
17.  Law and ethics are constantly changing.
A) True
B) False

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